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Fall for Autumn Events at the Zoo

Posted on September 26

Are you looking for things to do this fall as the weather starts to cool off? Well, look no further than the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo! As temperatures drop, we’re heating things up – from the return of the popular ZooDunnit Murder Mystery to spooky Halloween-themed activities, there’s something for everyone to do at the zoo.


October 8-10: Harvest Dinner*


Celebrate everything you're grateful for this season at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. Join us for a cozy day spent exploring the zoo, followed by an amazing four-course turkey dinner at our Harvest Dinner, or enjoy the meal in the comfort of your own home with our curbside pick-up option. The best part? Either way, you'll spend the day with family and friends - instead of in the kitchen!

  • Dine-in: Sunday, October 9 from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • Take-out: Saturday, October 8 to Monday, October 10 with timed pick-up slots available every 30 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


October 14: ZooDunnit Murder Mystery*

Adults only (18+)

We need your help to crack the case! Gather clues, engage with a shady cast of characters and enjoy food and drinks throughout the zoo. This mysterious adult-only experience will have your team of detectives on your toes as you discover who is ‘lion’. By the end of the night, you’ll have everything you need to know in order to solve the mystery – dinner and justice will be served!


October 22: After Hours at the Zoo - Gorillas*

Adults only (18+)

Join us for an evening of dining and discovery as you immerse yourself in conversations about one of the zoo’s beloved species – gorillas! Start the evening with a visit to the western lowland gorillas where you’ll hear from our Animal Care Health & Welfare team, including a veterinarian and an animal care technician who work closely with the troop. You’ll then head to the Safari Lodge to enjoy a three-course themed dinner prepared by our award-winning culinary team.


October 29-31: ZooBOO


Included with day admission – join us for our annual Halloween event for all ages. There will be treats for children 12 and under AND for our animal residents. The zoo’s Animal Care, Health & Welfare team goes all out to share the harvest with your favorite animals.


October 29-30: Halloween Brunch*


Join us for a spooky (not scary!) brunch experience in the heart of Destination Africa before heading out to enjoy the zoo (and ZooBOO!). Our Specialty Brunch Menu features festive food, including Halloween-themed breakfast and desserts! It's an excellent way to celebrate the spooky season while supporting the zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives!


Now until November 13: Safari Sunday Brunch*

Family-friendly, Sundays only

Brunch lovers rejoice! Join us on park each Sunday for a unique Calgary brunch experience. Held in the heart of Destination Africa, guests can enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods. Dive into a free-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, a Belgian waffle bar and much, much more!

  • First seating from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Second seating from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Third seating from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (please note this seating is not available on all dates, if available it will show in the drop-down menu when choosing your time).


*These are separately ticketed events.

Purchase tickets here.

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For more information contact:
Alison Archambault
Director, Brand & Engagement
403.232.7766 | 403.919.9482 | [email protected]